Wargaming, the award-winning video game developer and publisher, and one of the leaders on the F2P MMO market, has announced that it will open a new office in Vilnius, Lithuania — making it the 18th global hub for the company.
Vilnius is an ideal location for opening a new base, with a developed infrastructure and an excellent logistics capability, as well as proximity to other company’s offices. Currently, Wargaming has 5,500 employees and is continuously expanding its presence in Europe. Vilnius represents this growth, and within 3-4 years Wargaming plans to increase the number of employees in the new office to several hundred. The new location will strengthen the company’s distributed development model and will also act as a publishing unit with a focus on the current and future projects.
The company will be a great addition to the growing gaming community in Lithuania alongside Unity, Norducrrent, Game Insight and others. The new Wargaming hub will be located in the city centre’s modern business district Šnipiškės and Mantas Katinas will take over the role of General Manager in a new Wargaming office.
“Vilnius already has a strong international reputation in the technology industry and continues to attract global professionals from around the world. With a new Wargaming office and huge plans for the future, I’m certain that this city will create a very vibrant ecosystem for the international gaming industry,” states Mantas Katinas, General Manager, Wargaming Vilnius.
Following the new office opening announcement, MS-1, Wargaming’s premier mobile development studio behind the hit game World of Tanks Blitz, is looking for talent to bolster the company’s new location. For MS-1, Vilnius will become another key spot alongside with their existing offices in Minsk and Moscow.
Source: Invest Lithuania
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